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The Trout's Tale: The Fish That Conquered an Empire Hardcover – 3 Sep 2013

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  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Medlar Press; 1st edition (3 Sept. 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1907110445
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907110443
  • Package Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,065,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Everything you wanted to know about trout, its biology and history, and the amazing story of its export round the world to enable trout fishing for expatriates. The dashing brown trout is one of our most widespread sporting fish, having colonised half the world in the past century and a half, with a little help from man. In this book Chris Newton explores the trout's origins and the reasons for its extraordinary adaptability and tells the story of the pioneers of acclimatisation and their heroic endeavours to introduce Salmo trutta to the furthest corners of the globe. .. REVIEWS: 'Fascinating and highly readable, Newton's research took him to contemporary accounts and details, from official archives to newspapers, magazines and books . . . Newton takes dry facts and turns them into stories . . . [he] writes of bureaucrats and colonial governors living far from home . . . of chance encounters . . . One or two of Newton's tales have a wonderful 'Boy's Own' flavour. I thoroughly enjoyed [it]' - Magnus, Angus, 'Fly Fishing and Fly Tying'. 'Newton writes with a precision and humour that beguiles . . . A huge body of information has been assimilated which in a less-assured author's hand would have been indigestible. But Newton has a lightness of touch; there is a hint of Bill Bryson's style but leavened rather than overburdened with wit . . . Buy this book - it is an education and a delight.' - John Aston, 'Trout & Salmon'.


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5.0 out of 5 starsAbsolutely unique look into brown trout, including their most exclusive outpost, Kerguelen Island.
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